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>> No. 5096 Anonymous
29th November 2014
Saturday 2:40 pm
5096 Losing hair
Need a bit of advice guys.

I'm 23 (24 in a couple of months) and my hair is becoming noticeably thinner. It has receded a little at the front but nothing major. The crown of my head is the issue, you can't see bare scalp, but it is visible.

From the front and the sides, it looks okay but if you look at the top and the back if I am looking up it is noticeable.

Does anyone here have experience going bald at a young age? It wouldn't bother me so much if I was in my thirties, but I'm not. When is the point you should buzz it? I thought about having it progressively shorter and shorter before shaving it all to make it less of a dramatic transition.

Any tips of making it thicker or at least looking somewhat decent bald? I have pretty good facial structure, but I'm only 5' 8" so I don't have height on my side. If I grow a beard and hit the gym does it just look like I'm overcompensating?
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>> No. 5103 Anonymous
29th November 2014
Saturday 4:36 pm
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That's no excuse, if they make an exception for you they'd have to make an exception for everybody. Can you imagine the exodus of posters from this site if it appeared as though the mods make it up as they go along?
>> No. 5104 Anonymous
29th November 2014
Saturday 5:11 pm
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Hair transplant.
>> No. 5105 Anonymous
29th November 2014
Saturday 5:45 pm
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Just shave it, mate. It doesn't hurt and it looks smart. Don't go full slap head, just get a 1 gauge. When it becomes obvious your hair will already be short so it's be harder to notice for other people and easier to transition to a 0 gauge.
>> No. 5109 Anonymous
29th November 2014
Saturday 6:31 pm
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>When is the point you should buzz it?
>I have pretty good facial structure
>I'm only 5' 8"
>If I grow a beard and hit the gym does it just look like I'm overcompensating?

I understand the anxiety but your overall appearance really isn't about just stats or individual features, it's about how they come together. Take Statham here, if I remember right he's 5'9" or 5'10", athletic and traditionally masculine looking, so he dresses/grooms to play up to this and his overall look comes together really nicely.

Be Statham, my son.

Or, failing that, pick out people you do like the look of and note why you like them. You find the more you develop your taste, the more comfortable you'll feel in your own skin.
>> No. 5110 Anonymous
1st December 2014
Monday 5:54 am
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Mate I started losing my hair at 16 it's nothing. Just shave it off and run with it. Going to the gym is always better so you should start doing that anyway plus a thicker neck makes a bald head look better and you less like a sick idiot.

Don't try comb overs or balding men haircuts like faux hawks cause you'll just look like a cunt.


Also according to this being bald might make you appear taller.

>> No. 5091 Anonymous
28th November 2014
Friday 11:49 pm
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I know this is a relatively common thread but I need footwear advice.

I'm in my late 20s now and I need to stop wearing trainers so often, but I'm a bit lost about the vast spectrum between Adidas Superstars and my work shoes so any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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>> No. 5093 Anonymous
29th November 2014
Saturday 12:51 am
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Anything other than trainers will be so fucking uncomfortable.
>> No. 5094 Anonymous
29th November 2014
Saturday 2:31 am
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A nice pair of brown suede loafers.
>> No. 5106 Anonymous
29th November 2014
Saturday 6:02 pm
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I'm in a similar situation (except in my early 20s). If I spend between £50-£100 on 'smart-casual' leather shoes how long can I reasonably expect them to last?
>> No. 5107 Anonymous
29th November 2014
Saturday 6:09 pm
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Years, mate. Assuming you don't wear them every day and look after them properly, keep them water tight, etc.
>> No. 5108 Anonymous
29th November 2014
Saturday 6:15 pm
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Hate to give such a vague answer but it really does depend on the manufacturer. Some right crappy shoes can find their way into high street shops so it's always a gamble unless you look up the make and a few reviews. Some very average black Oxfords I got from Marks are still going strong after two years or so and only cost £50. I've been told Stacy Adams boots/shoes like the ones pictured are very durable and are floating around online for £60 - £90.

If these are too formal for your tastes, I'm sure you can't really go wrong with Clarks, whether it's their desert boots, Chelsea boots or their various permutations.

I really want to post the Limmy 'smart-casual' video again but think it might be overdone. Mainly because I've been posting it too much.

>> No. 5063 Anonymous
13th November 2014
Thursday 3:17 pm
5063 How does my new watch look?
Good afternoon, chaps!

I bought a watch on eBay last week, when it arrived I was very disappointed to see how small the watch face turned out to be.
I decided to keep the watch, but I've got an inkling that it looks silly on my fat wrist.

What do you chaps reckon?
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>> No. 5306 Anonymous
26th September 2015
Saturday 8:32 am
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Yeah but then what will you do if you're walking through a park and muggerlad asks you for the time?
>> No. 5307 Anonymous
26th September 2015
Saturday 9:12 am
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Really odd attitude, this one. There are a few practical reasons why having a watch and a phone is a good idea (it's easier to look at your wrist than to take out and unlock your phone, for example), but putting those aside sometimes it is nice to have single purpose items.
>> No. 5308 Anonymous
26th September 2015
Saturday 10:26 am
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"I dunno mate"

Most phones that I'm aware of don't require unlocking to see the time. If it takes significantly longer for you to get a phone out of a pocket than to raise your wrist and look at it, your hands are too fat or your pockets are too small.
>> No. 5309 Anonymous
26th September 2015
Saturday 11:11 am
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Chances are your watch is worth less. Unless you have a shit phone, in which case your mugger will be royally pissed off.
>> No. 5310 Anonymous
26th September 2015
Saturday 11:22 am
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By that I mean you tell your potential mugger that you don't know and walk on. That seems to work for me.

>> No. 3757 Anonymous
10th April 2012
Tuesday 2:44 pm
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I just spent over £300 on a pair of jeans.

What's the most you /poof/s have ever spent on an item of clothing? (Not counting suits)
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>> No. 5050 Anonymous
10th October 2014
Friday 5:57 pm
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Wasting it on the dole with no ambition.
>> No. 5052 Anonymous
12th October 2014
Sunday 8:39 am
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I hope those jeans aren't ones that slide halfway down your arse just to show everybody what undies you're wearing.
>> No. 5053 Anonymous
12th October 2014
Sunday 10:10 am
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Spent £76 on some Rockports, I hope they'll last a long-ish time.
>> No. 5054 Anonymous
15th October 2014
Wednesday 12:28 am
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about a ton on trainers.
>> No. 5426 Anonymous
19th May 2016
Thursday 3:39 pm
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I haven't had any jackets I've liked for ages. Just pissed away £95 on a new one. This thread made me feel better about my relatively not-so-bad spending habits.

>> No. 3845 Anonymous
24th May 2012
Thursday 7:15 pm
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You have an unlimited amount of money to buy an outfit, you have to wear this outfit for the rest of your life, not the same exact clothes but same look every day forever. What do you buy?

I choose a woman's bunny outfit and a jhonny. Always ready to go m8.

I'll search for a proper outfit later, I have to work now.
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>> No. 3867 Anonymous
27th May 2012
Sunday 4:11 pm
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Actually, I give a fuck. I'm a 38" chest and I may well be in that same boat trying to find a nice suit for myself. And that's a rather nice collection, there. If you found someone your size you'd make a packet on that.
>> No. 3868 Anonymous
27th May 2012
Sunday 4:33 pm
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Bit old man at the seaside, no?
>> No. 3869 Anonymous
27th May 2012
Sunday 4:54 pm
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If I was being practical it would have to be a well tailored, fairly boring dark suit.

If I was being 'an individual', chequered button shirt of varying bright colours, straight fit jeans, trainers for training, and likely a baseball cap.


I found that quite interesting. There's something charming about the world of suits.
>> No. 3871 Anonymous
2nd June 2012
Saturday 11:14 am
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mods are old men at the seaside.
>> No. 5016 Anonymous
1st October 2014
Wednesday 12:04 am
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I think I know exactly where that 180 nid is going....

>> No. 4997 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 6:27 pm
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Evening, lads.

For the first time in my life I'm attempting to grow a beard and I need some advice. I've reached the stage where I need to do something with my neck; I don't want to leave it too long and look like a scruffbag but I don't want to shave too high up and look like Jeremy Beadle, i.e. a completely bald neck so that if you yawn/stretch your face/do anything that results in a double chin you look ridiculous.

Should I gradually shave it off bit by bit or go to a barber? stop being a cunt by laughing at his withered hand and help me, please.

Thanks, lads.
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>> No. 4999 Anonymous
1st August 2014
Friday 12:25 am
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If you are fat, having an attractive short beard is hard.

If you aren't, then shave right into the where the joint of you jaw is under your ear to your adams apple. Then, adjust to preference.
>> No. 5009 Anonymous
1st September 2014
Monday 12:56 am
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Hello matey. You're asking how to shave a decent neckline. Here's a good guide: http://www.beards.org/neck.php

I have a mighty beard and an obsessive personality so I don't trust myself to trim my beard. I'm scared I'll make a mistake and shave it all off in an attempt to correct it, so I just go to a barber. Find a barbershop, one with straight razors and Turkish lads. Most salons will be able to give you a trim but they usually lack the tools or know-how for proper male grooming.
>> No. 5010 Anonymous
1st September 2014
Monday 1:10 am
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> i.e. a completely bald neck so that if you yawn/stretch your face/do anything that results in a double chin you look ridiculous.

Shit, I thought it was just me. I need to go and attempt to remedy my beard.
>> No. 5011 Anonymous
1st September 2014
Monday 4:09 am
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When I saw are Jeremy's pic, my heart skipped a beat because I thought he'd died.

Then I remembered he's already dead.

Sage for obvious reasons.
>> No. 5012 Anonymous
1st September 2014
Monday 10:28 am
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>> No. 4964 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 9:56 pm
4964 Jeans
So, I want some new jeans.
I started reading, and there's all this selvedge and raw and other such jargon, can someone please explain?

Been looking at:




Willing to spend about £100, maybe a little bit more...is raw that much better?
Is selvedge worth it?

To be honest here it's mostly about getting that very deep "indigo" blue, my 511s I have now kept it pretty well but they're worn out.
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>> No. 4989 Anonymous
3rd July 2014
Thursday 12:12 am
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And it's too late for the tumbly m8, already boarded up to become another Maccies whilst the council illegally destroys half the greenery for hotels that nobody needs or wants /rant.
>> No. 4990 Anonymous
3rd July 2014
Thursday 12:48 am
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>I'd suggest a pint down the Swan

There have been a couple of famous .gs gatherings at the Swan... another one coming up soon I think.
>> No. 4991 Anonymous
3rd July 2014
Thursday 1:13 am
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That sounds horribly awkward
>> No. 4992 Anonymous
3rd July 2014
Thursday 1:23 am
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I know, right?
>> No. 4993 Anonymous
3rd July 2014
Thursday 1:30 am
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Oh wow... I'd always assumed this kind of activity was confined to London or perhaps Hullfa.gs.

This is too much of a mindfuck, there can't be .gs meetups in my hometown...

>> No. 4833 Anonymous
13th February 2014
Thursday 7:34 pm
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Hi britfags,

Was wondering what moisturiser you use (if any).

Do you use it morning and night?
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>> No. 4950 Anonymous
19th June 2014
Thursday 9:36 am
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Vaseline might be worth a shot.
>> No. 4951 Anonymous
19th June 2014
Thursday 11:26 am
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Ask which moisturiser she uses and use that.
>> No. 4952 Anonymous
20th June 2014
Friday 6:48 am
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>>4950 smearing Vaseline on one's does not sound like a good idea. Will that not just make your skin shiny and lubed?
>> No. 4953 Anonymous
20th June 2014
Friday 8:01 am
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>Will that not just make your skin shiny and lubed?

>> No. 4954 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 8:56 pm
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>Yes, one should always listen to advice from someone trying to sell you something on topics to do with what that person is trying to sell.

In response to that;

>They hand out free samples very readily

Don't actually buy anything yet. Tell them you're keen but your skin is prone to breakouts if it doesn't like stuff so you'd really love to try it for a little while first.

>> No. 4941 Anonymous
26th May 2014
Monday 3:39 am
4941 pubebeards
Hello. I'm having a mid beard crisis. I've had a beard since I could grow one, but mostly I've kept it trimmed to no longer than a few centimetres. When I do let it go longer, it looks pretty awful. It's substantial, but wiry and a bit pubey, I have included an example. That's not me, but I share an identical beard consistency.

Am I stuck with this affliction, or can I take steps to foster a bushier beard? Will patience do the trick, or should I be conditioning the thing? I know moustache wax exists but it seems pretty silly to gel up my whole face with some product.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my entirely frivolous concerns.
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>> No. 4942 Anonymous
26th May 2014
Monday 3:44 am
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That's terrible. If you can't do it right then don't do it. The worst bit is your cheeks on course, try shaving them and form a good line. After that it'll be a bit neckbeardy so you might try forming a good line on your neck too. Also clean it up a bit in general.

But no, it can't be solved by anything but time, and even that may not pay dividends.
>> No. 4943 Anonymous
26th May 2014
Monday 3:44 am
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Oh, it's not you.
>> No. 4945 Anonymous
18th June 2014
Wednesday 9:16 pm
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>>4941 I'm not sure if this'll help but maybe try using a hair relaxer http://www.wikihow.com/Apply-a-Hair-Relaxer

They're pretty much chemical hair straighteners since you wouldn't really want to stick a straightening iron so close to your face like that.

That dude also looks like he has somewhat dry chinfluff. Maybe adding conditioner to it will help?

>> No. 4936 Anonymous
25th May 2014
Sunday 10:32 pm
4936 Facial hair grain different direction
The hair on my face goes in different directions, right hand side of my face goes side ways and left hand side goes downwards, apparently it's down to how I shave, any advice friends?
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>> No. 4937 Anonymous
25th May 2014
Sunday 10:44 pm
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No, I think it's natural.
>> No. 4938 Anonymous
25th May 2014
Sunday 10:58 pm
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Mine does this too and I've only ever shaved down, but the right side of my face has hair that grows to the left.

It isn't even noticable to anyone other than me and doesn't affect how my beard grows, but if I'm using a beard trimmer in my beardy moments then the only way to get it even is to go with the grain.
>> No. 4939 Anonymous
25th May 2014
Sunday 11:00 pm
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Seconded. I don't think the way you shave can affect the way your hair grows. Sounds like broscience.
>> No. 4940 Anonymous
26th May 2014
Monday 2:02 am
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I've heard that electric versus wet shaving can have an impact. Something to do with the hairs twisting in place when an electric razor tears at them. Probably bullshit, but having seen many times magnified photos of facial hair after both shaving methods (wet shave looking trim, uniform and tidy, electric looking like the Somme) I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand.
>> No. 4944 Anonymous
26th May 2014
Monday 12:12 pm
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No, it's natural. Mine grows upwards under my jaw line but down everywhere else. If you're really bothered you can use this graph to plot your growth so shaving becomes easier.

>> No. 4928 Anonymous
2nd May 2014
Friday 3:57 am
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I decided to grow a big beard after my beard trimmer died on me. It's got to the point where I cannot pull off a big beard, only a normal sized beard.

I bought my trimmer years ago and IIRC it was less than £20. I looked online and I'll be lucky to find anything for £40. I cannot afford to spend anything like that on a beard trimmer as I am a filthy student.

Are there any cheap beard trimmers that any of you can recommend? Also what's the proper way to trim a big beard? Usually my old trimmer wouldn't break a sweat but I don't think any trimmer would be able to sort it unless I cut it first with scissors.
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>> No. 4931 Anonymous
2nd May 2014
Friday 6:26 am
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>> No. 4932 Anonymous
2nd May 2014
Friday 3:57 pm
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Thank you, I shall report back with the results.
>> No. 4933 Anonymous
2nd May 2014
Friday 6:26 pm
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One quick word of warning do be careful that the head of the trimmer is a separate piece and it did come off once and get tangled in my beard because it wasn't properly attached.

If you're just trimming your beard the best thing to do is to follow the grain of your hair and just do short sections clearing old hair as you go.
>> No. 4934 Anonymous
2nd May 2014
Friday 8:09 pm
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I can't really recommend anything cheap, as I've only ever had trouble with anything priced at less than forty quid.

I can however greatly recommend a decent pair of beard scissors and a bit of patience. You can hack off a full on biker beard in about fifteen minutes, and I think you can get a more even look that way. Unless your face is perfectly symmetrical, and is chiselled out of granite, a guarded trimmer will end up cutting closer in some places than others, leaving possible patches, though I'm talking about very short beards here, of maybe 5-10mm in length.

In short I wouldn't say you need a trimmer at all unless you're going for a stubble or just-a-bit longer than stubble effect.
>> No. 4935 Anonymous
5th May 2014
Monday 8:16 pm
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Just shaved it off.

Was a little concerned my beard would get tangled but it was so much easier with this trimmer. It even trimmed my moustache with ease when before I had to use a pair of scissors to cut off the ends.

thanks, lads. I know what my chin looks like again.

>> No. 4919 Anonymous
29th April 2014
Tuesday 6:59 pm
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I'm starting to get into more 'I'm no longer a teenager' clothes, and I'm wondering if there are any other places to shop that sell good quality clothes for not stupid prices.

I like Marks and Sharks selection, but I wonder if there's anywhere else I should have a look.
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>> No. 4923 Anonymous
29th April 2014
Tuesday 7:32 pm
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>TK Maxx do nice stuff.
TK Maxx do cheap stuff, the vast majority of which is tacky garbage. It might still be worth it to flick through it if you're broke and can spend the time but there's an awful lot of what I suspect OP would call "I'm a teenager" clothes in there.
>> No. 4924 Anonymous
29th April 2014
Tuesday 7:39 pm
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There's plenty of nice clothes there. They just never fit, so you end up spending 30 minutes trying to convince yourself you're a large while staring mournfully into a full body mirror.
>> No. 4925 Anonymous
29th April 2014
Tuesday 7:49 pm
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H&M can be good for basics. A lot of it is fairly cheaply made, but they offer a good way of filling out your wardrobe on a budget. Most of my socks and undies are from there, and I have a fair few shirts and cardigans too. They frequently do limited runs of "premium quality" stuff, which is often very nice indeed.

Topman are surprisingly good for suits and jackets. The bottom of the price range is often padded out with dubious polyester blends, but they often do remarkably nice items at the higher end. Steer clear of anything obviously trendy.
>> No. 4926 Anonymous
29th April 2014
Tuesday 7:51 pm
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Asos is pretty good. I'm going through a plaid shirt phase and they've kept me stocked up.
>> No. 4927 Anonymous
29th April 2014
Tuesday 7:53 pm
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TK Maxx isn't bad if you are prepared to dig around. You don't have to buy graphic tees and hoodies.

>> No. 4889 Anonymous
23rd April 2014
Wednesday 7:28 pm
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I am looking for a decent aftershave but have no idea where to start or what I should be paying.

I only want people to be able to smell it if they are reasonably close to me.

Any ideas?
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>> No. 4914 Anonymous
24th April 2014
Thursday 4:46 pm
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Agreed, I don't have a girlfriend, live with m8s and would only ever really use it if I'm going out. Presumably what lasts some people a year would last me five or six, if not more.
>> No. 4915 Anonymous
24th April 2014
Thursday 5:05 pm
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So ? If it stays reasonably in good condition, then you'll always have some around. You'd be surprised - if you go on holiday, you practically use it on every night out. As a matter of fact any night out.
>> No. 4916 Anonymous
24th April 2014
Thursday 5:14 pm
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>If it stays reasonably in good condition, then you'll always have some around.
Well, that's the question really. I'm considering getting some, if it decomposes in six months though it's a poor investment on my part.
>> No. 4917 Anonymous
24th April 2014
Thursday 5:21 pm
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Well it's a solvent in one sense, it's composed of different alcohols, aldehydes, esters, etc. These elements tend to be sensitive to light and heat. Like I said, keep it tucked away in your closet and you should be fine for a good couple years.
>> No. 4918 Anonymous
24th April 2014
Thursday 5:42 pm
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I wear the day-to-day one when I go out usually.

My dad had some that I'm certain pre-dates my birth and it was still perfectly fine when I checked it last year.

>> No. 4886 Anonymous
12th April 2014
Saturday 5:02 pm
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I need a suit for an interview. It has to be appropriate for work (that I may or may not get) and half decent. I need one really because I don't have one. It's just an internship, but I'll need one next year anyway. What suits are decent for under 200 squids or so? I've heard Ted Baker and Next are decent enough. How long will it take to get one as well?
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>> No. 4887 Anonymous
12th April 2014
Saturday 5:43 pm
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I've just found the relevant thread, sorry. Though feel free to add to it.
>> No. 4888 Anonymous
12th April 2014
Saturday 5:50 pm
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I have a Ted Baker that was under £200. I don't wear it every day so can't comment on how long-wearing it is but it looked noticeably better than similar style suits closer to £100 and the price included all alterations so it fits better than any other suit I've had.

I guess if you're wearing one every day for work you might want to look at one that's machine washable.

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